Volunteer Coordinator Holiday Update – December 2022

Winter Reflections

This time of year is magical. The lights are up everywhere you go, and there is a sense of wonder in the air–after all, Santa Claus has been checking his list, and if you’ve been really good this year, then maybe you might get your Christmas wish. (We helped with that list, and there’s still time to add your name when you come by the office before December 23!)

While the snow falls and the world outside becomes bitingly cold, we turn inwards and reflect. We make plans for when the seasons will turn (I’m sure Bonnie is already making plans for her garden come spring!) and that is something we are doing here at PALS. Part of that inward reflection relies on your help by completing the volunteer survey. Your feedback and comments help us provide the best experience possible for everyone.

Planning for 2023

The staff is working to turn your feedback into plans for the upcoming year. We’re looking forward to introducing new workshops, planning fun events, and opening the option for tutors to have an orientation refresher session. We’re also looking at our social media and how we can improve and make that more engaging, so look for more information in the new year, and as always please let me know if you have any suggestions or ideas.

Arts and Crafts for National Volunteer Week

You may not know this about me, but I am an arts and crafts person. I have a craft project that I want to work on for the new year; I need your help!

The theme for National Volunteer Week 2023 is “Volunteering Weaves Us Together.” I would love to read your comments on what volunteering means to you or why you volunteer. I’ll be writing your responses on ribbons and weaving them together to create a tapestry. We will display it at the Annual General Meeting on April 18, 2023. Together we can create something beautiful to represent how volunteering weaves us together. You can submit as many comments as you would like–the number of comments received dictates the size of the completed tapestry.

Volunteer and Learner Coordinator

Laureen Guldbrandsen
Call: 780-424-5514, press 5 

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